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Thread: Drummond m
27/10/2021 19:49:42

You've got to use ebay and your local selling sites

Most of the decent ones left are down south but I got a near immaculate one in fife 6 months ago 350quid

My days of overnight 17 hour roud trips to pick up stuff I fancy are behind me

I waited and watched for over 2 years and had already spotted 2 or 3 down Birmingham/London way

Get a late model, post 1924, which has the hand rack feed for the carriage and the v-belt spindle pulley wheels, the headstock is really good on those ones

Edited By Ady1 on 27/10/2021 19:56:44

Thread: Drummond lathe
27/10/2021 12:09:19

I got one and spent 10 years fixing it up and making bits

If you want to dive in a second hand mini lathe with a bunch of tooling is the fast smart route for a newbie

Once you get more experienced you tend to want to upscale anyway, bigger gear, better gear

The M series lathes are fabby but highly variable in quality, almost 100 years old now

With fast mini lathe experience you can decide with far more confidence about your next move/the future

Edited By Ady1 on 27/10/2021 12:13:13

Thread: Saving the Planet or is it ?
26/10/2021 17:53:02

The only real solution... if they were serious that is

Joanna Lumley: Actor calls for 'wartime' rationing to help ease climate crisis


Thread: pdf's increasingly flagged as 'dangerous'
26/10/2021 13:54:54

As mentioned its the http https things

I have downloaded around 2 Terrabytes of PDFs and never had a problem

Thread: Lathe Drilling
26/10/2021 11:31:08

I bought a set of drills from ebay advertised as quality cobalt and they were a joke

Unhardened bits

wobbly tips

Then there's your spindle and bearings

And your chuck

Can you tailstock drill into the chuck ok

Can you chuck drill into a tailstock pad ok?

If there is ONE thing lathes are good at, it's drilling holes

Edited By Ady1 on 26/10/2021 11:31:54

Thread: Guided bus lane
26/10/2021 10:31:26

If the council are going to inflict criminal damage on a vehicle in that space then there needs to be a gate at the start which can only be operated by buses

Plus a turning area so road users can rectify their error and turn back

26/10/2021 10:08:55

Not really comparable

That council is setting hidden traps on a publicly accessible space which can cause serious injury

I'm pretty sure that's not a socially responsible attitude

Is anyone else allowed to set hidden traps on publicly accessible spaces which can result in serious injury?

Edited By Ady1 on 26/10/2021 10:12:00

26/10/2021 09:16:14

They had the rising bollards in Edinburgh at one time but they failed in the up position after about 3 weeks and it took around a week to get them back down

They just use cameras and fines now

I'm pretty sure that if a private road owner developed a car crashing system on the driveway to his house which could result in the injury of the driver and passengers the authorities would be all over him like a rash

Definitely a possible case of ultra vires by the council, since NOBODY should be allowed to cause a deliberate accident, deliberate damage nor deliberate injury

25/10/2021 23:09:50

Must be one of those weeks

My missus phoned a week ago

"help help come and rescue me!"

she wrote her motor off on a dead straight road on a clear day...

I'll get what happened out of her eventually

25/10/2021 23:05:31

Not much you can do about it if you do get caught out

Driving without due care and attention

careless driving

to name a couple

Thread: Unusual Watchmakers Tool?
25/10/2021 22:54:23


I'm with that man


Thread: Sewage dumping
25/10/2021 16:15:03

The EU experience showed me that there are plenty of high ups in this country who would quite happily hand us all over to overseas interests if the price is right

laissez faire capitalism like socialism needs to be done in moderation for it to work successfully for society

Our job as the little people in a democracy is to stop the big people doing stupid stuff and taking things too far

25/10/2021 12:25:13

The current local government/council strategy in scotland is to build huge numbers of houses to bring in large amounts of council tax payers

This is matched with zero schools, zero hospitals, zero surgeries and zero dental practices

The extra council tax raised goes to pay for bloated eternally increasing pensions

so the system is working exactly as it should, if you don't care about society

Thread: facilitas 3.5 gauge
25/10/2021 09:00:25

Looks like its coming along nicely

Thread: Sewage dumping
24/10/2021 10:21:10

Politics is unavoidable

Private companies can't pay out large dividends if they invest in decent utilities infrastructure

So everything hangs on by its fingernails

water and power being good examples

That's why they nationalised our utilities after the war, to make them fit for purpose

Thread: Saving the Planet or is it ?
24/10/2021 08:16:51

From today for 3 weeks Glasgow will become a mini fascist police state

All the homeless will be cleared from the streets

Security fences will go up all over the place

All the boy racers will be driven off the road, shops will close

Loads of essential roads will be closed

The city centre will become a police state ghost town

These government jollies are not a festival of human togetherness, they encapsulate the social apartheid mentality which separates them from us

23/10/2021 22:45:25

For Jockland air based heat exchangers sound ludicrous

I presume if you want a shower it will be an electric immersion heater job

23/10/2021 18:57:42

There's nothing wrong with a Glaswegie deep fried mars bar and chips

they don't know what they're missing


Rounds off an evening after 12 pints of Tartan special and 20 number 6

Edited By Ady1 on 23/10/2021 19:02:52

Thread: Looking for dimensions/Drummond gear change fork
23/10/2021 13:11:42

My answer is probably

but needs to be checked

My lathe boss is 1.75" outer diameter

23/10/2021 11:00:48

Is it the banjo you mean?

(Perhaps a mod would change the title)

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